I went to an Association of Bridal Consultants meeting on Sunday at the Silo Event Center. It was interesting and I appreciate the invitation from Lynn Wheatley of Lasting Impressions. The speaker was Renee Grannis, the Dir. of Ethics and Education for the Assoc. Her topic was wedding etiquette and she read some very interesting excerpts from one of her collection of antique books of etiquette. This particular book was published in 1922 and talked about the intricate and exhausting weeks that are required to prepare for a wedding. Everyone in attendance got a real chuckle out of that. When I got married in 1981 I spent more than weeks in preparation but I didn’t spend a year or more as many brides do today. I didn’t choose and order a groom’s cake. My veil covered my face. I didn’t visit venues – everyone got married in their church. I didn’t even think about favors. But everyone had an aisle runner!
Things have certainly changed between 1922, 1981 and 2009. There are infinitely more choices and much more creative ideas than there ever were before. I know it can be overwhelming and walking the aisles of The Tulsa Wedding Show can seem like overload. But slow down, take your time, soak it all in and enjoy the best time in history to plan a wedding!